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Walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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Tours of the Realm

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email, www.toursoftherealm.com

Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of up to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.

 
 
 
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trails

Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX, Tel: 01872 263692, Email, www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/kent/canterbury

The Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity if you're looking for things to do in Canterbury with the kids. It's even suitable for adults too! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues set around Canterbury?

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East and West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
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Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.

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  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Herne Bay cultural trail

Starts in William Street (car park), Herne Bay, CT6 5EW, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/

An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cultural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Lenham, ME17 2PQ, explorekent.org/activities/stour-valley-walk

Follow the route of the River Stour from its source at Lenham, in the heart of the Garden of England, to the historic city of Canterbury and down to the Straits of Dover near Pegwell Bay.

 
 
Queen Bertha's Walk, Canterbury

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162

Queen Bertha's walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/dunkirk-denstroude-walk

This route is 4.5 miles long and passes through Dunkirk village and Bossendon Wood which witnessed the last battle on English soil in 1838.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/herne-and-west-blean-wood-walk

This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/herne-tyler-hill-broad-oak-walk

This 8.5 mile walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning to open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/visiting-the-blean/walking/

The Big Blean Walk is a 25 mile circular walk through one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/tyler-hill-and-the-sarre-penn-valley-walk

The walk starts and finishes in ancient oak and chestnut woods, crossing the Sarre Penn stream into the open countryside of the Broad Oak Valley.

 
 
Explore Kent

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BA

In the popular Walks For All series, the path is full of opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve.

 
 
Explore Kent

Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-walk-a-taste-of-the-garden-of-england

This gentle stroll strikes off along the banks of the Great Stour, passing the numerous boats that float lazily along the river.

 
 
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Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LS, explorekent.org/activities/chestfield-walk

A 3.8 mile circular walk round the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. The walk includes field-side walking and has a section alongside Swale Brook.

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  • Rail station: Chestfield and Swalecliffe (1 mile)
 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral
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The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.co.uk/ViaFrancigena.aspx

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Via Francigena is the ancient walking route from Canterbury to Rome, followed by archbishops travelling to receive from the pope their symbols of authority as well as ordinary pilgrims en route to Rome or onward to Jerusalem.

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  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Miles: 1200
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Blean, Herne Bay, CT6 7NZ, explorekent.org/activities/blean-wildart-trail-walk-kent-wildlife-trust

The Wildart Trail highlights and celebrates features of the native woods, a walk of discovery through different habitats within a beautiful ancient woodland setting.

 
 
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Hythe, CT21 6AR, explorekent.org/activities/elham-valley-way

Follow this 22.5 mile route as it meanders through hidden byways, ancient woodland and attractive villages surrounded by parkland, orchards and farmsteads.

 
 
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Farnham, GU9 8AD, explorekent.org/activities/north-downs-way-national-trail

The 153 mile North Downs Way offers spectacular views and a fascinating heritage, passing through the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 
 
 
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